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Important Changes brought about by the 10th Amendment to the German Competition Act

Client Briefing Competition Law -  11.02.2021

After several delays in the legislative process, the 10th Amendment to the Act Against Restraints of Competition, the so-called ARC Digitization Act, came into force on 19 January 2021. In the process, there were some last-minute changes of considerable practical relevance that were not included in the previously published drafts. This newsletter provides an overview of the most important changes... >>>

FDI in Germany: Proposed Legislative changes broaden Scope of German Foreign Investment Control yet again

Client Briefing Competition Law Mergers & Acquisitions -  09.02.2021

Over the course of less than a year, the German rules on foreign investment control underwent a series of far-reaching changes, which fundamentally altered the role of FDI review for M&A transactions in Germany and led to a record number of deals notified to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy ("BMWi") in 2020.

Major Developments in German Competition Law in the second half of 2020

Client Briefing Competition Law -  31.01.2021

The second half of 2020 saw important developments in German competition law. Particularly noteworthy are groundbreaking court decisions on administrative and directors’ liability in the context of cartel proceedings, as well as a number of judgments handed down by the Federal Court of Justice on central questions of follow-on cartel damage litigation. In addition, the 10th amendment to the Act... >>>

The impact of Brexit on cross-border disputes

Client Briefing Litigation & Arbitration -  20.01.2021

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, hastily put into force on 01 January 2021 to avoid a “no-deal Brexit”, omits a key area of commercial law – applicable law and international civil procedure. The harmonised rules of the European Union have now been replaced with a volatile mix of national, European, and international law. This generates a host of complex legal questions for cross-border... >>>

Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advises on the acquisition of the luxury hotels La Butte aux Bois und Stiemerheide

Press Release Mergers & Acquisitions -  19.01.2021

Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz has advised the Swiss Pohl family on the acquisition of the Belgian hotel group comprising the two luxury hotels "La Butte aux Bois" (Lanaken) and "Stiemerheide" (Genk). The two restaurants "La Source", located in the La Butte aux Bois (two Michelin stars), and "La Kristalijn", located in the Stiemerheide (one Michelin star), also belong to the hotel group. The... >>>

New European Directive on Class Actions

Client Briefing Litigation & Arbitration -  09.12.2020

On 24 November 2020, the European Parliament endorsed Directive (EU) 2020/1828 on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers. The Directive, which establishes common rules on class actions for all EU Member States, is designed to strengthen the protection of consumers enforcing their rights against companies. To this end, certain qualified entities (such as... >>>

Investment Control in Germany: Current developments and regulations

Client Briefing Competition Law Mergers & Acquisitions -  01.12.2020

Rules on foreign investment have long been the subject of considerable discussion and public interest in Germany. The Siemens/Alstom merger, which was ultimately blocked by the European Commission, and the perceived role of the German government in the aborted Deutsche Bank/Commerzbank merger are vivid recent examples of this development. The German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy... >>>

English-speaking Commercial Courts open in Mannheim and Stuttgart

Client Briefing Litigation & Arbitration -  17.11.2020

On 1 November 2020, English-speaking Commercial Courts opened for business in Mannheim and Stuttgart as part of a general drive to increase the Germany’s attractiveness as a hub for international dispute resolution. The new Commercial Courts are intended to provide an alternative to both arbitration and to the national courts of other jurisdictions, particularly as regards high-value commercial... >>>

Creditors' Meeting of Galvanoform agrees to Insolvency Plan – Trustee Marc-Philippe Hornung content

Press Release Insolvency Law -  18.09.2020

On 15 September, the creditors' meeting of Galvanoform Gesellschaft für Galvanoplastik mbH has agreed unanimously at the Local Court Offenburg (Amtsgericht Offenburg) on the insolvency plan prepared by the self-administration, allowing the company to withdraw from the insolvency proceedings soon. The insolvency plan includes saving some 140 jobs at both company sites in Lahr, Germany.

Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advises Nolte Group on the Carve Out of its Subgroup Nolte Furniture

News Press Release Restructuring -  10.09.2020

Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advises Nolte GmbH & Co. KGaA on the carve out of its subgroup Nolte Furniture. The seven companies based in Germersheim, Rhineland Palatinate (comprising Nolte Möbel GmbH & Co. KG, Express Möbel GmbH & Co. KG, Express Möbel Geschäftsführungsgesellschaft mbH, Nolte Geschäftsführungsgesellschaft mbH, Rhein Logistik GmbH, Nolte Service GmbH and Nolte Mobel (UK) Ldt.), will... >>>

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